Student Scholarship Awardees

2017

Adam Cohen

B.A. Environmental Earth Science, University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research: Alpine lake and reservoir limnology and their controls on downstream benthic macroinvertebrate communities 








Amelia Jones

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

Thesis: Depth-Integrated Estimates of Ecosystem Metabolism in a large, high-elevation lake (Lake Tahoe, CA/NV)












2016


Teresa Campbell
B.A. Biology, Mount Holyoke College
M.S. Candidate, Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
Research: Spatial connectivity of adfluvial and stream-resident populations of Lahontan cutthroat trout: Implications for population resilience, management, and restoration









Derek Roberts
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
Research: Physical water quality processes in the nearshore of a large mountain lake










2015

Jacob Ashford
B.S. Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. Candidate, Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa BarbaraDissertation: Thesis: The Effects of Climate Variation in High Elevation Oligotrophic Lakes of the Sierra Nevada
 
 
 

 


Emma Lundberg

B.A. Independently Designed Environmental Science, Southern New Hampshire University
M.A. Candidate, Environment and Community, Humboldt State University
Thesis: Socio-ecological drivers of wilderness fisheries management in northern California
 
 
 




2014

Alecia Brantley

B.S. Environmental Science, University of Florida
M.S. Candidate, Hydrology, University of Nevada, Reno
Thesis: Dark community respiration rates in lakes across a trophic gradient: relative contributions from littoral and pelagic habitat
 
 

 
Jacob Shiba

B.S. Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
M.S. Candidate, Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
Thesis: Methane storage and ebullition in southern California lakes





2012

Jessica Corman
B.S. Biological and Life Sciences, Cornell University
B.S. Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University
Ph.D. Candidate, Biology, Arizona State University
Dissertation: Interactions between calcium carbonate deposition and phosphorus availability in streams


Kristen Fauria
B.S. Geological Sciences, University of Oregon
B.S. Mathematics, University of Oregon
M.S. Candidate, Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
Thesis: Laboratory studies of particle capture on analog aquatic vegetation and implications for lake clarity, eutrophication and water quality

Briana Johnson
B.S. Geology, San Diego State University
M.S. Candidate, Geology, University of Nevada, Reno
Thesis:  Anthropogenic effects on small alpine lake alga communities within the Lake Tahoe watershed, Sierra Nevada, California
                     

2011

Brooke Eustis
M.S. Candidate, Environmental Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
Thesis: Terrestrial-aquatic linkages through measurements of nutrients in runoff in a small sub-alpine watershed and effects on algal growth
Ms. Eustis also manages the Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program (Limnology) and is 3rd author on a manuscript currently submitted to Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.

Denise Martinez
M.S. Candidate, Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside
Thesis: Methane production and ebullition in Lake Elsinore and other lakes in southern California. Her research has found very high rates of methane production and ebullition in the sediments of Lake Elsinore, with up to 5 L m-2 of gas at depth in the sediments during the early summer. Methane ebullition influences not only greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, but also enhances nutrient release from bottom sediments.